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The music industry is finally getting rid of the term ‘urban’ to categorise Black music — but it’s not enough

On Wednesday, the Grammy Awards announced that its “urban contemporary” album category will now be called “progressive R&B.” The move comes after Republic Records announced it would stop using the term “urban” to describe “departments, employee titles and music genres.” While it’s true that “urban” is an antiquated and inadequate […]
The music industry is finally getting rid of the term ‘urban’ to categorise Black music — but it’s not enough
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The music industry is finally getting rid of the term ‘urban’ to categorise Black music — but it’s not enough

On Wednesday, the Grammy Awards announced that its “urban contemporary” album category will now be called “progressive R&B.” The move comes after Republic Records announced it would stop using the term “urban” to describe “departments, employee titles and music genres.” While it’s true that “urban” is an antiquated and inadequate […]
The music industry is finally getting rid of the term ‘urban’ to categorise Black music — but it’s not enough